Definitions for: Fill


[n] a quantity sufficient to satisfy; "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
[n] any material that fills a space or container; "there was not enough fill for the trench"
[v] plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
[v] become full; "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"
[v] make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
[v] fill or meet a want or need
[v] fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
[v] eat until one is sated; "He filled up on turkey"
[v] fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
[v] appoint someone to (a position or a job)
[v] assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"
[v] occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fill, n. [See Thill.]
One of the thills or shafts of a carriage. --Mortimer.

Fill horse, a thill horse. --Shak.


Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Filling.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full;
akin to D. vullen, G. f["u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan.
fylde, Goth. fulljan. See Full, a.]
1. To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or
contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be
received; to occupy the whole capacity of.

The rain also filleth the pools. --Ps. lxxxiv.
6.

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with
water. Anf they filled them up to the brim. --John
ii. 7.

2. To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush
as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to
swarm in or overrun.

And God blessed them, saying. Be fruitful, and
multiply, and fill the waters in the seas. --Gen. i.
22.

The Syrians filled the country. --1 Kings xx.
27.

3. To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.

Whence should we have so much bread in the
wilderness, as to fillso great a multitude? --Matt.
xv. 33.

Things that are sweet and fat are more filling.
--Bacon.

4. To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as
an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a
throne; the president fills the office of chief
magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.

5. To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a
vacancy. --A. Hamilton.

6. (Naut.)
(a) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled
the sails.
(b) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the
after side of the sails.

7. (Civil Engineering) To make an embankment in, or raise the
level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.

To fill in, to insert; as, he filled in the figures.

To fill out, to extend or enlarge to the desired limit; to
make complete; as, to fill out a bill.

To fill up, to make quite full; to fill to the brim or
entirely; to occupy completely; to complete. ``The bliss
that fills up all the mind.'' --Pope. ``And fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ.'' --Col. i.
24.


Fill, v. i.
1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to
have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills
well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.

2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking.

Give me some wine; fill full. --Shak.

To back and fill. See under Back, v. i.

To fill up, to grow or become quite full; as, the channel
of the river fills up with sand.


Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See Fill, v. t.]
A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives
complete satisfaction. ``Ye shall eat your fill.'' --Lev.
xxv. 19.

I'll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. --Shak.


Fill, n.
That which fills; filling; specif., an embankment, as in
railroad construction, to fill a hollow or ravine; also, the
place which is to be filled.

Synonyms: close, cram, fill up, fill up, fill up, filling, fulfil, fulfill, jam, make full, meet, occupy, replete, sate, satiate, satisfy, stuff, take

Antonyms: discharge, empty

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